Midseason Report Card: Kathy Bates Soars as Others Struggle

TV’s new midseason shows aren’t exactly getting off to a flying start, with one exception: “Harry’s Law.” The Kathy Bates legal drama from David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal,” “Boston Legal,” “The Practice”) is turning out to be much more of a hero for NBC than the title character of “The Cape,” another midseason newbie that’s […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘Shameless‘ (Sunday at 10pm on Showtime) **Series Premiere** ‘Shameless’ is a new drama series from John Wells (‘ER’) and Paul Abbott (‘State Of Play’) is based on the long-running hit UK series and stars Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee William H. Macy (‘Fargo’) and Emmy Rossum (‘The Phantom of the Opera’). Macy […]

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Winter TV Premieres: The Welcome Back Kids

The winter television season signifies a time of change. Some fall favorites will have disappeared (“The Good Guys,” “Undercovers“), others will have changed time slots (“Fringe,” “30 Rock,” “Blue Bloods“), still others are coming back after way too much time off (“Parks & Recreation,” for instance), and then there are the new shows. Midseason is […]

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NBC Midseason Revamp Moves ‘Parenthood,’ ‘SVU’ and Others

Although reporting on just the NBC shows that aren’t changing time periods would take far less time, here is the Reader’s Digest version of the midseason schedule the Peacock unfurled on Monday afternoon. Summer Glau Talks Up ‘Chuck’s Firefly Reunion, ‘Cape’ Crusade For starters, ‘The Cape‘ will have a two-hour premiere on Sunday, Jan. 9, […]

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Summer Glau Talks Up ‘Chuck’s Firefly Reunion, ‘Cape’ Crusade

I feel a geekgasm coming on, because not only is fanboy fave Summer Glau guest-starring on this Monday’s ‘Chuck‘ (8/7c, NBC) as the latest CIA agent codenamed “Greta,” but her visit paves the way for a reunion between her and fellow ‘Firefly‘ alum Adam Baldwin. But wait, there’s more: Come January, NBC’s ‘The Cape‘ will […]

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‘True Blood’ Bad Guy Has Fun Bringing The Evil To ‘The Cape’

Just in case there is any doubt, James Frain‘s ‘True Blood’ character Franklin Mott, who so devilishly kidnapped Tara last season, is indeed dead and not coming back. But that doesn’t mean Frain will let his penchant for playing evil lay dormant for long at all. Rather, the compelling character actor next can be seen […]

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